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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene

So its official we are leaving our home once again to get out of "Irene's" way. It make me sad that we moved in to our home 32 days ago after all the damage from the April 16 Tornados, and now we have to leave. I know we are doing this for our safety but I can help but think that we might not like what we come home to on Sunday night or Monday morning. 

Well I just pray that nothing bad happens and that we are all safe here in North Carolina.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Digital Stamps

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had a great Monday! I just wanted to share 3 cards I made using Digital Stamps I found on I have been following this blog for a few months and I love the projects she shares.
Here are the 3 cards I made. I will post the link to each stamp I used bellow each card.
First Card,
This Digital stamp is called "Lil Wedding Gal" but I used it as a thanks you card. @ first I didn't see the name of the stamp so I thought it was a lil girl holding flowers. lol

Supplies Used:
CTMH Cardstock: Colonial White
TAC Paper Collection: Penelope scraps
CTMH Corner Rounder
Brown Ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Script
CTMH Stamp Set: Friendship Blessings (Thank You)
CTMH Ink: Black
CTMH Watercolor Pencils
TAC Blending Pen
Martha Stewart Flocking Powder: Hydrangea & Fennel
Here is the link to the Digital stamp Lil Wedding Gal 

Second Card.
This Digital Stamp is called "Cute Dino With Heart".

CTMH Cardstock: Colonial White
Blue and brown paper are scraps leftover from other projects
Natural Polished Hemp
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Distressed Stripes
CTMH Stamp Set: Ms. Sweetheart (I Love You)
CTMH Ink: Black
CTMH Watercolor Pencils
TAC Blending Pen
CTMH Marker: Autumn Terra Cotta
Googly Eyes
The Paper Studio: Spare Parts Embellishment Assortment
Here is the link to the Digital stamp Cute Dino With Heart

Third Card.
This Digital card is called "Fairy".

CTMH Cardstock: Colonial White
Coluzzle: Circle (to make card)
Red and pattern paper are scraps leftover from other projects
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Scalloped Circles
CTMH Watercolor Pencils
TAC Blending Pen
IRock Hot Fix Crystals
Martha Stewart Flocking Powder: Peony & Fennel 
Here is the link to the Digital stamp Fairy 

 Thanks for Stopping By!


Friday, August 19, 2011


This past week has been some what busy with people coming in and out finishing up final touches on the house and building a screen room out back!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to share a mini haul! I must admit I did go a lil crazy buying Cricut Cartridges!!! But I did get them super cheap! I didn't pay more than $25.00 on a cartridge!
Here is what I got...

All the Cricut Lite Cartridges I got them at Walmart. A lot of them were in the Clearance section @ Walmart for $20.00 the only one I paid $25.00 for was Celebrate with Flourish. 
Carts I got...
Handy Man
Block Party
Varsity Letter
Cherry Limeade
Celebrate with Flourish
Slumber Party
Sugar and Spice
Feeling Groovy

these Cartridges I got online. Wrap It Up I got it at for $25.00 The other two, Zoo Balloo & Mr. Frosty I them at All Things Cricut.
Zoo Balloo  $21.95
Mr. Frosty $19.95
Great deal right!!

I got these @ the clearance section @ walmart for a dollar a piece. I use them with my IRock and it works great!

Ok, On to Michael's! I had a 40% off coupon and I used that to get more Kraft cardstock. I also found Lace Borders by Recollections for $1.00 each they where on clearance. I LOVE the clearance section @ Michael's! I found Disney stuff to use for my nieces scrappbook from our April trip to Disney in California. Also can't for get my ATG refills! I'm always running out of adhesive!

My hubby is so awesome!!
I told him I was looking into buying me this Imaginisce I-Bond Pink Cordless Hot Glue Gun for my b-day, so I told him I found it cheap at and next thing I knew he's like "it should be here in a couple of days"! LOL and here is it! I love it!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Hello!! Happy Thursday!!!
I hope you are all having a great week! I took some time off couponing! Yes I watched the show Extreme Couponing on TLC and my hubby and I thought we would give it a try and we are not at the level of the people on the show but we have been saving $$ and getting things for free!!!
I was talking to my friend Grissell on the phone the other day and she brought up that she's been doing Swaps with a couple of her friends, and that one of her friends had some personal things going on and couldn't do the SWAP. She asked if I was interested in joining, and gave me some info about the SWAP so I decided to do it.
Here is what you had to do...
One 12x12 page layout, one card of any size and a gift.
Since there are 8 of us including me I had to make each item x 8 all the same. Each of the girls was assign a specific paper pack from the new CTMH Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book. Whatever paper packet we were assign we also had to use a stamp set that goes with that paper pack and also we had to use one or more new accessories that also match go the paper pack. The paper that I was assign to was Dreamin', I had to use the bulk paper available for consultants. The bulk paper pack comes with 24 sheets with double-sided designs.
Here are my projects for the SWAP...
The paper I used: Dreamin'

12x12 layout

Cards. Size 3 1/2 x 6 1/4

To make the folded "ribbon" on the middle of the card I used the top strip of the paper


Here is a close up.

The gifts.
For the gifts, I made Treat Boxes. I got the idea from Sarah over at Here is the Link to the video. Check out her blog she has awesome videos!

Supplies Used:
CTMH Bulk paper: Dreamin'
Recollections Cardstock: Kraft
CTMH Corner Rounder (remove Corner guide to punch scalloped edge)
CTMH Stamp Set: Stamp set that comes on the Dreamin' Workshop on the go & Annotations (for Thank You)
CTMH Embossing Stamp pad
CTMH Embossing Powder: Clear
CTMH Inks: Chocolate, Pacifica & Honey
CTMH Glitz: Bronze
CTMH Buttons: Wooden
Natural Polished Hemp
CTMH Cardstock: Colonial White & White Daisy
Pop Dots
Small tags (treat box) 
Off White Grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Bag and Military Name Tape.

Hi Everyone!!

Here is a quick post of a project me and my hubby did, well mostly my hubby but I did help =). I got my niece Nicole a simple book bag (That's what she asked for) I founf this cute "Military Style" book bag and text her a picture and told her that If she wanted I could change the *STAR* tape to her name. Once she gave me the go ahead I had a Military name tape made for her and here is how it turned out.

Here is the name tag I used.

Here is the finished project. It took longer than we wanted cause first I didn't know how to use the sewing machine and once I thought I new what to do I started to sew and the sewing machine didn't want to work. Once I tried 3 times my hubby thought it was me that didn't know how to use it (which he was right) but it turned out that it was the sewing machine that didn't work so my hubby decided to sew it by hand.

I think it he did a great job!

 He's so awesome! I <3 him!!!
Thanks for Stopping By!!